Ancient Egypt and Crystal Healings
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of North-Eastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt.
Ancient Egypt has one of the longest recorded histories of around 3000 years. It can be divided into 8 or 9 periods known as Kingdoms. What ancient Egypt is renowned for in society today is the sacred sites, monuments and pyramids. The mummification process and tombs are of an interest to people and also the mythology, and their beautiful belief in the Gods and Goddesses.
The Egyptians certainly mastered many things in their time from sculptures, medicine, carvings, language, art and architecture. What I find particularly interesting about ancient Egypt is their ancient healing techniques and use of crystals in their every day living. For the Egyptians, crystals and gemstones were typically used as an important component of medicine, and were also used as protective talismans to purge off evil spirits. The more I explore into the history of crystals however, I found that they used crystals in almost anything from reprogramming the brain to transportation.
The most common crystals used were lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. Chrysolite (later translated as both topaz and peridot). Egyptians also used crystals cosmetically. Galena (lead ore) was ground to a powder and used as the eye shadow known as kohl. Malachite was used in a similar manner. Green stones in general were used to signify the heart of the deceased and were included in burials. Green stones were used in a similar way at a later period in Ancient Mexico. Lets’ have more of an in depth look into what they used these beautiful crystals for.
Lapis Lazuli was a particularly popular gemstone, as the Egyptians believed that its blue colour was reminiscent of the heavens and symbolized creation and rebirth. Lapis Lazuli was crushed and rubbed into the crown of the head in order to draw out spiritual impurities.
Malachite was another popular gemstone in ancient Egypt. It was used to promote inner visions and the headdresses of pharaohs were lined with malachite in the belief that it would guide them and encourage them to rule wisely. Malachite was also used for healing purposes, as the ancient Egyptians believed that it contained immense therapeutic value. The Eye of Horus amulet was typically made from green malachite. It was also used in jewellery bands worn around the head and the arms to ward off infection.
Carnelian was symbolic of the warm blood of life and was thought to purify the blood of the wearer, and also to help relieve back pain. Carnelian was one of the oldest gemstones mined in ancient Egypt and was used to make the Djed pillar amulet, which was symbolic of the tree trunk in which the body of the god Osiris was assembled. Ancient Egyptians believed that this amulet preserved and promoted the stability of its wearer. Red Jasper was symbolic of fire and was also thought to symbolize the blood of the goddess Isis. It was used to treat infertility and enhance reproductive vigor.
Topaz was used to ward off the evil spirits that were thought to cause night terrors. As mentioned earlier, some soft green stones were even pulverized for use in makeup, particularly the kohl that rimmed the eyes of the ancient Egyptians, giving them the iconic look that is still widely recognized today.
Amazonite, symbolized good luck and fertility and was mined in the Eastern Desert. It was carved into small amulets in order to strengthen the reproductive capabilities of its wearers. Egyptians also mined turquoise in the Eastern Desert. Not only is Turquoise one of my favourite crystals but, it was one of the most popular gemstones in ancient Egypt, and its greenish tint was symbolic of joy and life. The goddess Hathor was dubbed “The Mistress of Turquoise”.
Now let’s take a closer look into the purpose and use of crystals. Crystal healing is a process of bringing our own ‘energy fields’ into perfect balance. The crystal acts as a channel for the transition of energy. The most fascinating thing is that crystals are the oldest tools on earth used by shamans and priests for healing and seeing. Certain crystals contain mineral properties that have an exact point of resonance with our various organs. They heal by transmitting this subtle energy, gathered from the rest of the universe, to which they are linked by their elements and composition. Crystals can also work in conjunction to the chakras. Chakras are spinning vortexes of energy located around the body. When you are working with crystals you are essentially opening up the energy channel and allowing a proper flow of energy between the etheric and the physical body.
The ancient Egyptians were a highly evolved civilization and used crystals for gridding, creating scared geometry such as activating our Merkaba. The Merkaba is an electro magnetic field sitting at 4 degrees found primarily within the microwave range in the 3rd dimension. It is entirely geometric in shape and nature. It is a vehicle that can aid the mind, body and spirit to access and experience other planes of reality or potential in life. It is a tool that allows you to discover more about yourself and connect with their Higher Self, God and the Absolute. It gives the opportunity to move to new levels of understanding and awareness, discovering other realms and how to create different outcomes. The Merkaba is a tool and technique that facilitates the human race to reach their full potential in any and all areas of their life . Using crystals in a certain pattern during a healing will activate an individual’s Merkaba. Interestingly enough the Egyptians also used the pyramids as a symbol of the Merkaba.
Crystals have a personality and are living beings of light just as we are. It is important to take care of our crystals and build a special bond with them, as it will assist with healing. From my experience it is the intensity of the vibration, the colour and quality of the crystal that makes them individual and gives them personality. Any person, of any age, can learn to use crystals to enhance health and well being for themselves and others. Crystals have been around since the beginning of creation and I highly recommend the use of crystals to anyone.
We live in an exciting world where more and more people are becoming interested in alternative therapies. Through this growing interest more discussions about crystals and ancient methods of healing are being had. People are becoming more aware of and open to the ancient methods of healing. If the information and methods have been practiced for more than 3000 years, then they must be worth a look at.
What crystals offer to people is a very personalized experience to healing. Often having the intention to heal ourselves and work out the issue will kick start the healing process. I believe that slowly as a society we are becoming more in-tune with ourselves and who we are as people. That in itself is the whole point of our journey, our creation. To find out who we really are. I believe more and more people are awakening to that fact and are wanting to self discover, and seek out the inner truth of who they are. Crystals and ancient civilizations such as Ancient Egypt are the backbone of who we are today, we should forever cherish the ancient knowledge and wisdom.
MMMI courses address the history of crystals and alternative therapies and also encourage these teachings and practices to be used today. The course encompasses knowledge and information from these times with a modern edge to it. During the courses several crystal gridding’s and crystal healings are used to help people connect to the inner voice, to have self realizations, gives us the ability to live in the now, to bring heaven here on earth, to break through barriers, to experience astral travel and crystal dreaming.